UN World Food Programme Internship-Food Safety and Quality, Kigali Jobs in Rwanda

UN World Food Programme Internship-Food Safety and Quality, Kigali Jobs in Rwanda

About WFP

  • The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

    Organizational Context

  • The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position under the WFP Supply Chain Unit. The position will be based in Kigali, Rwanda. The Internship will be for an initial period of 6 months starting from July 2022.

    Background and Purpose of the Assignment

  • The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP Rwanda works in partnership with the Government and other stakeholders through the direct implementation of integrated programmes targeting the most vulnerable people and will progressively shift towards building national capacity to formulate, manage and implement programmes for achieving zero hunger.

  • In implementing its activities, WFP will bridge the humanitarian development nexus and leverage its extensive experience and the contributions it has made in Rwanda over many decades to achieve five strategic outcomes:

  • Refugees and returnees in Rwanda always have access to adequate and nutritious food.

  • Vulnerable populations in food-insecure communities and areas have improved access to
    adequate and nutritious food all year.

  • Children under 5, adolescents and pregnant and nursing women and girls in Rwanda have
    improved access to nutritious foods and services that enable them to meet their nutrition needs
    all year.

  • Smallholder farmers, especially women, have increased marketable surplus and access to
    agricultural markets through efficient supply chains by 2030.

  • The Government of Rwanda and the humanitarian community are provided with adequate,
    timely, cost-efficient, and agile supply chain services and expertise necessary to effectively
    respond to the emergency crisis.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate programme from a recognized university and have completed at least 2 years of studies, preferably in Food Science, Food Safety, or Food Technology or related fields.

  • Must have attended courses in the last 12 months

  • Recently graduated from a graduate programme (within 12 months) prior to application of internship programme.

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);

  • Fluent in English (both oral and written).

    Key Accountabilities

  • This position is under Supply Chain Management and will be conducting daily FSQ activities

  • Inspect WFP central warehouses and sub-offices and conduct quality checks for stored foods and establish if they are still of good quality, and whether the procedure is respected.

  • Reviewing the inspection and food laboratory reports and establishing the compliance of Suppliers to WFP specifications and other required standards.

  • Supporting the procurement team to ensure food quality and safety information is accurately
    captured in tenders and contracts of suppliers.

  • Supporting food safety and quality incident investigations, all relevant information for the case is available and documented.

  • Following up on the inspection and fumigation companies and evaluating their performances.

  • Supporting CO programmes and initiatives in the development/reviewing of the training materials and providing FSQ related training to WFP staff and its stakeholders.

  • Following up and monitoring milling contracts and ensuring products are timely delivered as
    per the terms of contracts.

  • Closely monitor the analytical data on products from the inspection company and report any deviations from the specifications for quick actions.

  • Following up on the implementation of CAPA by WFP suppliers to ensure they timely close the audit findings and report any progress made or challenges encountered. Follow up on the compliance testing plan (downstream and upstream) with companies contracted to perform sampling, shipping, and testing.

  • Supporting other units in technical matters in case requested.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Internship-Food Safety and Quality, Kigali Jobs in Rwanda

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